Profiles are the primary means to manage devices. Configure profiles so your Windows Rugged devices remain secure and configured to your settings.
You can think of profiles as the settings and rules that, when combined with compliance policies, help you enforce corporate rules and procedures. They contain the settings, configurations, and restrictions that you want to enforce on devices.
The individual settings you configure, such as the settings for Wi-Fi, VPN, and passcodes, are payloads. Consider associating only one payload per profile. Create multiple profiles for the different settings you want to establish.
Some device profiles configure the settings for accessing a Windows Phone device. Use these profiles to ensure that access to a device is limited only to authorized users.
Some examples of device access profiles include:
- Secure a device with a Passcode profile. For more information, see Create a Passcode Profile (Windows Rugged).
- Configure the device launcher and layout. For more information, see Launcher Profile (Windows Rugged).
Ensure that your Windows Phone devices remain secure through device profiles. These profiles configure the native Windows security features or configure corporate security settings on a device through AirWatch.
Some examples of device security profiles include:
- Use a Wi-Fi profile to connect enrolled devices to your corporate Wi-Fi without sending the network credentials to users. For more information, see Dynamic Wi-Fi Profiles (Windows Rugged).
- Ensure access to internal resources for your devices with the VPN profile. For more information, see Create a VPN Profile (Windows Rugged).
Configure the various settings of your Windows Phone devices with the configuration profiles. These profiles configure the device settings to meet your business needs.
Some examples of device configuration profiles include:
- Set up an Exchange account on a device with an Exchange ActiveSync profile. For more information, see Configure an Exchange ActiveSync Profile (Windows Rugged).
- Configure the device time zone. For more information, see Create a Time Zone Profile (Windows Rugged).
Profiles and Product Provisioning
If you plan on using these profiles for product provisioning, see Profiles for Product Provisioning.